Supply Chain Visibility – What It Is and How It’s Achieved

August 23, 2019

The business world is becoming more data-driven as companies recognise the benefits of using real-time data to accurately run their operations.

Within the supply chain profession, you may have noticed that the term ‘supply chain visibility’ is increasingly being put forward as a key factor in running and managing successful supply chains and logistics operations.

But what is meant by supply chain visibility and why is it coming into greater prominence? Read more

Why and How to Make Supply Chains Ethical with Blockchain

July 22, 2018

Blockchain may be the buzz concept of 2018 but there’s good reason for that. Technology emerges when there is a driving need. That’s what has happened here: supply chains are under immense and increasing pressure, with squeezed profit margins and performance visibility paramount. Further pressure comes from consumers themselves who now expect a radically different level of service, but also from regulators, stakeholders, and consumers again who expect a higher level of ethical and environmental responsibility. Read more

How Advanced Analytics Is Driving the Supply Chain

February 22, 2018

In recent weeks we’ve posted articles relating to how companies are seeking to improve supply chain visibility and use AI to interpret information from the supply chain into actionable data. These initiatives need to be underpinned by having big data and advanced analytics in place across the supply chain. It sometimes feels that, at present, big data, analytics, supply chain visibility and certainly AI are more concept than reality for most supply chain professionals and so it has been interesting to read a recent study by The Hackett Group. Read more

Maximising Efficiency and Visibility Using the Supply Chain

July 16, 2017

Supply chains have immense power over a business, whilst also serving it. The supply chain has the ability to make the business a success, but events in the supply chain also have the ability to do immense damage. In fact, if you look closely at some of today’s big ‘winners’ such as Amazon, Walmart, Samsung and Apple, they all have something in common: a first-class supply chain. Effectiveness in the supply chain drives business. Read more

How to Create Visibility in the Supply Chain and Drive Efficiency

June 14, 2017

The modern supply chain, one that is thriving, is one that has learned how to create visibility at every stage in the chain. Modern supply chains need to have clear insights in to all of the data pertaining to their chain, in real-time, in order to make the most appropriate decisions. There isn’t really room for error any more – visibility in the supply chain is paramount. Read more

Technology that is Driving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

June 6, 2017

The need for end-to-end supply chain visibility and an increased focus on demand-driven manufacturing is a prerequisite of any modern supply chain. Synchrono, a specialist in Demand-Driven Manufacturing Software, has recently published a white paper entitled ‘End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Technology’. This is a powerful and revealing document highly pertinent to modern supply chains. Read more